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The Revenant | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Stephen Lemieux (@StephenLemieux) and Steve Kaufmann (@SteveKaufmann) discuss the 2015 movie The Revenant. Inspired by true events, The Revenant captures one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron | Watchalong!

The Marvel Movie News hosts sit in for a WatchAlong with Age Of Ultron! Join Matt Key, Coy Jandreau, and Meredith Placko for commentary on today’s movie! Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans,Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders,Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Avengers must work together to defeat Ultron, a mechanical artificial intelligence bent on human extinction. The sequel was announced in May 2012, after the successful release of The Avengers. Whedon, the director of the first film, was brought back on board in August and a release date was set. By April 2013, Whedon had completed a draft of the script, and casting began in June with the re-signing of Downey. Second unit filming began in February 2014 in South Africa with principal photography taking place between March and August 2014. The film was primarily shot at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England, with additional footage filmed in Italy, South Korea, Bangladesh, New York, and various locations around England. Avengers: Age of Ultron premiered in Los Angeles on April 13, 2015, and was released on May 1, 2015 in North America, in 3D and IMAX 3D. The film received positive reviews and grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide, making it the third-highest-grossing film of 2015 and the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time. Two sequels, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 andAvengers: Infinity War – Part 2, are scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018, and May 3, 2019, respectively.

Jedi Alliance: Episode 30 – How Star Wars Conquered The Universe

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week host Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) enters a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. Episode 30 of Jedi Alliance is a special spotlight edition as guest co-hosts Mark Reilly and Joseph Scrimshaw join Ken Napzok to Go Inside The Taun-Taun’s Belly — an in-depth interview with Chris Taylor, the author of How Star Wars Conquered The Universe. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedi_alliance http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok http://www.twitter.com/reillyaround http://www.twitter.com/josephscrimshaw Visit our website: http://abmtransfersit.wpengine.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Check out http://schmoesknow.com for all your movie news!

Jedi Alliance: Episode 29 – May the Maude be with you!

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. Unfortunately the time has come to say good-bye to Maude. Join Master Ken-Obi as he walks down memory lane with his Maudawan with special guest, voice actor Roger Craig Smith. Also, New York Times best selling author Madeleine Roux returns for a special reading of her Sith short story. Hold back the tears… On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedi_alliance http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok Visit our website: http://abmtransfersit.wpengine.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Check out http://schmoesknow.com for all your movie news!

Jedi Alliance: Episode 28 – Make your changes!

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. On this week’s episode, Ken and Maude are joined by iZombie star Rahul Kohli to discuss what changes would you want to make to the Star Wars saga if you had the power to go back and do it? Also, an inspiring Duel of the Fates and Ken has a present for Maude. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedi_alliance http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok Visit our website: http://abmtransfersit.wpengine.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Check out http://schmoesknow.com for all your movie news!

Jedi Alliance: Episode 27 – Darth Vader Issue One review

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. Marvel has launched their latest series, Darth Vader, and on this episode of Jedi Alliance, Ken, Maude, and their guest, comedian Joe Ruggirello, will take a good look at the first issue. Also, they expose their most obsessive aspects of their Star Wars fandom and settle the debate: who is the most loyal companion, Chewbacca or R2-D2. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedi_alliance http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok Visit our website: http://abmtransfersit.wpengine.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Check out http://schmoesknow.com for all your movie news!

Jedi Alliance: Episode 26 – Mandalorians!

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. Master Kenobi is on intergalactic duties, so Maudawan has the keys to the Falcon this week and is ready to smash the Kessel Run! Joined by ‘Yodi’ Mark Reilly and David ‘Fricken’ Fickas, they chat all about the new Star wars Spin Off movie and how awesome it would be to be a Bounty Hunter. Duel of the Fates is back so set your blasters and prepared to be stunned! On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok

Jedi Alliance: Episode 25 – Tarkin

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. You’ve been asking, so now we are delivering. Episode 25 finds Ken & Maude finally reviewing James Luceno’s latest Star Wars novel Tarkin. Does it live up to the hype? Did Luceno work in any references to a certain wise Dark Lord of the Sith? Was Tarkin the right character to spotlight? Ken & Maude answer all this and more on episode 25 of the Jedi Alliance. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok

Jedi Alliance: Episode 24 – LIGHTSABERS!

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. Gather ’round, Younglings. It’s time to learn about lightsabers. The history, the legend, the colors! Maude and Ken are taking a long look at the famous “laser swords” of the Star Wars Universe. Joining them is a returning guest; former WWE, TNA, and current Ring of Honor professional wrestling superstar Frankie Kazarian. Also, they dive into the latest rumors about the casting process of Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie and debate one of the most important questions in the galaxy: Which band is better? Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band or Figrin’ Dan and the Modal Nodes? All this and more on episode 24 of the Jedi Alliance. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok

Jedi Alliance: Episode 23 – Marvel’s Star Wars #1 Review

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. On Today’s episode, Star Wars has returned home to Marvel after years of great (non-canon) stories with Dark Horse. This week Ken and Maude take a moment to review the highly anticipated first issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars book. Plus, New York Times Best Selling Author Madeleine Roux joins the show. All this and more on Episode 23 of Jedi Alliance On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok

Jedi Alliance: Episode 22 – Defending The Prequels with Joseph Scrimshaw!

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. On Today’s episode, Joseph Scrimshaw (www.JosephScrimshaw.com) joins the panel to defend the prequels and talk about the favorite scenes from the series as a whole. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok http://www,twitter.com/5150ellis http://www.twitter.com/mikeblackattack http://www.twitter.com/JosephScrimshaw

Jedi Alliance: Episode 21 – Raid 2 Guys Cast In Star Wars Episode 7

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok http://www,twitter.com/5150ellis http://www.twitter.com/mikeblackattack

Jedi Alliance: Episode 20 – Special Celebration Edition

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. It’s time to celebrate!!! On this, the twentieth episode of Jedi Alliance, Maude and Ken are here to thank the fans who pushed the show’s Facebook page up and well over 2,000 ‘likes’ with a SPECIAL EDITION of the show. Join them as they pay homage to some of the other shows on the Popcorn Talk Network with a Profile of George Lucas, a Box Office Breakdown of the Star Wars movies, we Meet the Movie Press with a phone call from Jay of Indie Revolver, and open the phone lines like the Schmoes Know Movie Show. All this and more as we celebrate the members of the Jedi Alliance. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok http://www,twitter.com/5150ellis http://www.twitter.com/mikeblackattack

Jedi Alliance: Episode 19 – The Future of the Star Wars Saga

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. With the release of The Force Awakens just a quick year away. (We hope it goes quick!) and the new canon shaping up as more Star Wars shows, books, comics, and movies out and forthcoming, Maude and Ken are joined by Mark Reilly (Meet the Movie Press) and writer/ director David Fickas (Drama 3/4 Productions, I Hate My 30’s) to discuss the future of the Star Wars franchise. Also, it’s Lobot versus Bib Fortuna in Duel of the Fates and Maude is back from London to bring the news. On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok http://www,twitter.com/5150ellis http://www.twitter.com/mikeblackattack

Jedi Alliance: Episode 18 – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Breakdown

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Jedi Alliance”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the greatest saga ever told – STAR WARS! Each week hosts Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know Movie Show, The Napzok Files) and Maude Garrett (GeekBomb.net, The Hot Hits: Live From LA.) enter a galaxy far, far, far away and discuss all aspects of the George Lucas American epic space opera franchise. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it, Star Wars fans? Of course, you have… the The Force Awakens teaser trailer was released on Friday, November 28th, and, sorry, Kim, broke the Internet. So let’s do what Star Wars fans do best… breakdown every frame, theorize on what it all means, and try to figure out who is holding that fancy new broadsword lightsaber. With Maude on location in London, Ken is joined by two of the biggest Star Wars fans around, the Schmoes themselves, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis. Set up for you attack run, we’re going in… On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jedialliancesk http://www.twitter.com/maudegarrett http://www.twitter.com/kennapzok http://www,twitter.com/5150ellis http://www.twitter.com/mikeblackattack